At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2019, applicants must: hold a mentored research position with the title of postdoctoral fellow, clinical research fellow, or the equivalent; have completed his or her most recent doctoral
degree within the past five years; and work under the auspices of a mentor at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.
Applicants must have a doctoral degree (including PhD, MD, DO, DC, ND, DDS, DVM, ScD, DNS, PharmD, or equivalent) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree.
Applicants with a medical degree must have completed their most recent doctoral degree or medical residency - whichever date is later - within the past five years.
If eligibility is based on a future position, the position must be confirmed at the time of application and cannot be contingent upon receiving this grant.
Employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for-profit private industry are not eligible. Postdoctoral fellows conducting research in a U.S. government laboratory (e.g., NIH, CDC, FDA, etc.), are not eligible.
Any individual who currently holds an active AACR grant may not apply. Past grantees may apply if they complied with all progress and financial report requirements.
Investigators may submit only one application
for the AACR-Debbie’s
Dream Foundation Gastric Cancer Research Fellowship
but may concurrently apply for other AACR grants. However, applicants
are expected to accept the first grant they are awarded. Individuals may accept
and hold only one AACR grant at a time.
Investigators currently or previously holding the rank of instructor, adjunct professor, assistant professor, research assistant professor, the equivalent or higher are not eligible. Qualified researchers are invited to apply for an AACR Career Development Award.
Exception: If you are an MD
who is considered a postdoctoral fellow but hold the title of instructor so that you can see
patients, you may be eligible. Potential applicants possessing an MD are encouraged to contact AACR’s Scientific Review and Grants Administration (SRGA) before submitting
an application to verify your eligibility.
All applicants with questions about eligibility must contact AACR's SRGA at firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting an application.